A modern, four bedroom Provencal villa, situated on the edge of the small village of Le Paradou
This house benefits from a great location; close to stunning countryside but within walking distance (about 1 minute away!) from the local village boulangerie, restaurant, post office etc.
The property has a great walled garden with a terrace and its own private swimming pool.
Please Note - minimum rental of 14 nights in July and August please.
Living room: The living area is well-designed and easily accommodates eight people. It has a TV, VCR, DVD player and stereo system, as well as a couple of comfy sofas.
Kitchen: There is a very well equipped kitchen with an oven, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine and freezer, along with just about all the kitchen utensils you will need!
Bedrooms: There are a total of four bedrooms in this property – two doubles, a twin room and a room with a double sofa bed.
Bathrooms: This property is comfortably equipped with an en-suite bathroom with the master bedroom on the ground floor (shower, basin, toilet) another bathroom on the ground floor, bath/shower, basin and toilet, and a third bathroom on the first floor - shower, basin and toilet.
Outside: There is a great terrace that runs the whole length of the house, and includes a built-in BBQ area. It is pleasantly shaded by a couple of olive trees, allowing you to enjoy those lovely Provencal summers. The garden and house are both South / South West facing and the garden, including the pool, gets the sun most of the day, especially in the summer months.
Bikes: If you are feeling energetic and want to explore, why not borrow the push bikes available from the owner upon request.
Swimming pool: The private 8m x 5m pool is there for you to take a refreshing day during those long, warm, summer days. It is protected by an alarm.
Baby facilities: A cot is available on request, so please let us know if you’ll need this when you book.
Internet access: There is wifi access at the villa.
Winter heating: A small charge may apply for heating during the winter months.
Gas, electric, & water: These are all included in the rental cost.
The owner arranges end-of-stay cleaning and this costs 85 euros, payable on arrival please.
Bed & bathroom linen: Bed linen is included in the rental cost, but please remember to bring your own towels. If you would like to hire towels, they are available to rent of a charge of 8 Euros per person, payable locally.
In France it is necessary to pay a taxe de sejour (tourist stay tax) and this is 1.65 euros per adult per night. Under 18's are exempt.
Damage deposit: The owner requests a damage deposit of 300 Euros on arrival and this will be refunded to you at the end of your stay, less the replacement cost of any breakages.
Change over day: The change over day is Saturday during the high season, although during the low season flexibility is possible
Long weekend stays: These are not usually permitted during the high season, although flexibility is possible during the low season.
Pets: Well behaved pets are welcome, but please let us know when you make your reservation.
Smoking: Smoking is not permitted at this property
About the local area
The village of Le Paradou lies just south of the magnificent Alpilles range of mountains in the valley of 'Baux de Provence'. It’s close to the slightly larger village of Maussane, where you will find a larger selection of shops, cafes and restaurants.
Olive groves and vineyards line the country roads leading to the village, surrounded by spectacular views of the mountains.
The village is a small quiet working agricultural village and offers the visitor a unique taste of Provençal life.
Le Paradou sits at the heart of the Olive Oil producing area and many of the surrounding villages offer mill tours and tasting of locally produced oil.
Just 15Km away you can visit St Remy-de-Provence, famous for its Roman architecture and Les Beaux, with its ruined castle and unique rock formations, is just up the road.
Further afield but within easy reach are Pont du Gard, Avignon with the Palace of the Popes, Marseille with its famous waterfront, the Amphitheatre at Nimes and the cultured avenues of Aix-en-Provence.
For the nature lover there is the Camargue including an ornithological park.